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Simplification & rationalization of processing of AEO-T1 application

Reference is drawn to the Circular 33/2016- Customs dated 22.7.2016 as amended. The Indian AEO Programme is governed by this circular. Multiple suggestions have been received from various field formations, wherein it has been emphasised that the compliance requirements for AEO T1 are not commensurate with the benefits allowed to AEO T1 entities.

Notification No. 15/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 10.08.2018

Notification No. 15/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Director General, Revenue Intelligence, hereby appoints officers mentioned in column (5) of the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in column (4) of the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in column (2) of the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-

Notification No. 14/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI), Dated: 10.08.2018

Notification No. 14/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Director General, Revenue Intelligence, hereby appoints officers mentioned in column (5) of the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in column (4) of the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in column (2) of the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-

A slow start to August, rainfall deficiency worsens

Rainfall deficiency has increased: August started on a weak note with rainfall deviation rising to -10% of normal as of 8 August from -6% of normal at the end of July. A major part of this increase in deficiency is led by lower rainfall in parts of North West and Central India in recent days (rainfall deficiency has increased to - 4% in NW and -5% in Central India).

SOP for discharge of bonds related to Gold imported for Export

CBIC has decided that following standard operating procedure will henceforth be followed for the expeditious discharge of bonds executed by the nominated agencies/ banks under Notification no. 57/2000-Customs dated 08.05.2000, while importing gold for the purpose of export of gold jewellery/ articles vide Circular No. 25/2018-Customs Dated: 8th August, 2018.

Notification No. 38/2018-Customs (ADD), Dated: 02.08.2018

Notification No. 38/2018-Customs (ADD) Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 7/15/2018-DGAD, dated the 3rd May, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 3rd May, 2018, has initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act)

Loans to Cost more as RBI hikes key rate for second time in two months

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 per cent.

RBI Policy Watch: The Long and Winding Price Road

Today’s policy decision suggests that the RBI seems to be taking a long term view on inflation rather than remaining purely data dependent. The discussion on the possible increase in inflation early next year (Estimate of Q1 2019-20 to 5%) as well the assertion that policy rate changes impact the real economy with a lag (with a shorter lag in transmitting to lending rates) corroborates this